Mom’s Desk

I said I didn’t want the desk. Didn’t need it as a reminder of all the chaos of growing up as a child. We’d moved so often, left so much behind; friends, family, an old piano that mother loved. As we went through mother’s apartment, sorting this, that, and the other, it called to me. … More Mom’s Desk

What is a Mother?

According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, a mother is: a :  a female parent b (1):  a woman in authority b (2) :  an old or elderly woman I don’t dispute any of these definitions.  In fact, my own identity applies to all three of these.  However, these also apply to my sisters Audry Balli and … More What is a Mother?

These Hands

Originally posted on Children's Books Heal:
These Hands Margaret H. Mason, Author Floyd Cooper, Illustrator Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Fiction, 2010 & 2015 Suitable for Ages: 4-7 Themes: African-Americans, Civil Rights Movement, Hands, Grandfathers, Family Relationships, Prejudice, Tolerance Opening: “Look at these hands, Joseph. / Did you know these hands / used to tie a triple…